Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tao Te Ching, verse 25..

There is something formlessly created
Born before Heaven and Earth
So silent! So ethereal!
Independent and changeless
Circulating and ceaseless
It can be regarded as the mother of the world

I do not know its name
Identifying it, I call it "Tao"
Forced to describe it, I call it great
Great means passing
Passing means receding
Receding means returning
Therefore Tao is great
Heaven is great
Earth is great
The sovereign is also great
There are four greats in the universe

And sovereign occupies one of them
Humans follow the laws of Earth
Earth follows the laws of Tao
Tao follows the laws of nature

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